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User Topic: My kid decides to fix me up
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Default  Posted: 12:19 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So my 16 year old comes up to me the other day and says, “Dad, I want you to meet somebody I met at basketball camp. She is a little younger than you but I think you two would hit it off.” Turns out it was one of the coaches that my daughter thought would be someone I would enjoy spending some time with. Now I have been pretty low key when it comes to dating for the last 6 months and I really have no interest in a blind date but hey, if my daughter thinks I may be interested in someone…I have to see who that would be. I honestly did not ask some of the obligatory, “does she have a boil on her lip” kind of questions and just decided to go with it and said ok, let’s give it a go. All my daughter said was "she is pretty tall".

Well I am at the restaurant bar when this lovely 5’11” woman enters which I knew had to be her. Long story short, we had a fabulous time and laughed throughout the entire evening. It was easy without the usual nonsense of first dates and we both agreed future time together is something we both were interested in and looked forward to…without any expectations. Perfect.

Now the one thing I have left out of the story is the one thing that my daughter left out when setting this whole thing up. This woman had lost her left leg from just below the knee in a car accident. When I got home I asked the kid why she had failed to mention this…she simply said she didn’t think it was important. She was right and that kid is turning out to be just fine.

I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.

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Default  Posted: 12:34 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Your kid is wonderful.

I'm so glad that you liked her.

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

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Default  Posted: 12:39 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Heart-warming all around!

Sit. Feast on your life.

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Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

wow, just wow. your kid is alright. it sounds like she has all of her values in the right places.

bonus alert! sounds like the blind date might turn out to!

BH 53, WW 45
DS 25(Mine),SD 24,SS 23(Hers),DS 12 Ours, DGS 6, DGD 2
D=Day #1 5/04EA (Rugswept)
D-Day #2 3/10/12, TT til 3/13/12
Married 13yrs
“I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.”
― Sophocles, Antigone

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Default  Posted: 12:52 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Great story!

D-day 5/24/11
BH = Me
2 children
The first true sense of calm I felt in YEARS was when I filed for D...
Divorced 9/2/14 and loving life!

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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Now that's too cool...


The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time...

James Taylor

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Default  Posted: 3:41 PM, March 28th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It sounds like your daughter may have "the gift" of matchmaking. She sounds like a great kid!
Good luck on future dates and keep us posted

BW, 33

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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, March 29th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love reading this keep us posted.

I trust you is a better compliment than I love you, because you may not trust the person you love, but you can always love the person you trust. - Unknown
Relationships are like sharing a book, it doesn't work if you're not on the same page.

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